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Giver Parish, Ålborg, Denmark Genealogy


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Giver Parish
Stift (diocese) Viborg Stift
Pastorat (chapelry) Skivum-Giver-Blære Pastorat
Amt (county) 1662 - 1793 Aalborghus
Amt (county) 1794 - 1970 Ålborg
Herred (district) Års
Kommune (municipality) Add here
1788 – 1793 Lægd number 62
1794 – 1869 Lægd number 75
1870 – Udskrivningskred /Lægd number 5/371
Gods (estate) Års herreds provsti; Torstedlund gods; Albæk gods; Hornum Herredsret; Fleskum Herredsret; Års Herredsret; Slet Herredsret; Birketing Løgstør birk

Place Names

Astrup, Astrup Udflyttere

Bakkegaard, Bavnehøj, Bavneknold, Binderup Høj, Broenge, Bærhøj


Fladhøje, Fælleshaab

Gammel Kirkehøj, Giver, Granhøjgaard, Gyldendal

Hedehus, Hedelund, Hvidkær, Højgaard

Katby, Katbygaard, Katby Huse, Katby Høj, Kathøj, Kirkehøje

Mosbæk, Mosbækgaard, Mosegaard

Nedergaard, Nørdal

Porsborg, Præstehøj, Pugholmgaard

Rakkerhøj, Rævebakke

Skeldal, Skideneng, Sorthøj

Toftagergaard, Toftagerholm


Aagaard, Aagaards Mark, Aasig Høj

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- Krabsen & Medici. "Krabsens Stednavnebase." <>, Dec 2011.

- Trap, J. P., ed. Kongeriget Danmark, 3d ed. Vol. 4, Hjørring, Thisted, Aalborg, Viborg og Randers Amter. København: G. E. C. Gads Forlag, 1901.